Incorporating Weight Watchers and Dr. Fuhrman's Eat To Live and Eat For Health
This was the first email from the subscriber with specific feedback on the new WW program. It is very cool to read this, especially the idea of "Diet Fusion" that we have developed here. People are frustrated and tired of "failing" at dieting, and this new approach of focusing on gradually increasing fruits and vegetables appears to be working really well. Even NutriSystem is getting in on the act with their new "Select Program" where you can choose fresh frozen foods.
It is important to highlight these new approaches to dieting, because so many people have been losing and then regaining with low fat and low carb diets like Atkins or South Beach. The South Beach Diet has been the subject of a lot of debate on PT recently, with some people pointing out how for many the gains can be short term. And a couple MD's now have weighed in on the subject pointing out the dangers of these low-fat low-carb focused diets.
The most important part of diets like Momentum and Eat To Live and Eat For Health is that they are gradual things you can't really fail at. It is just work that you do or don't do. But it is not this frustrating thing where you start to eat carbs again after restricting them and you ballon back up. Which is something we see all the time.
I just wanted to drop you a line and thank you for all the PEERtrainer
resources. I have been receiving your Tips of the Day for a couple
months, and while it has taken a while for things to sink in, I am
really coming to appreciate your approach. Specifically, the concept
of 'diet fusion' has been very helpful, previously I was always
looking for the 'perfect' system, that would make it easy.
rejoined Weight Watchers (I really like the new Momentum program),
have read Eat to LIve and Eat for Health, and am working on
incorporating much more plant foods into my diet. I'm a vegetarian who
didn't eat much vegetables. :-)
I have listened to a couple of the
boot camp calls, and Dr. Fuhrman's call last week. I don't currently
use the site for logging, but have been using the principles of
accountability and support via an 'accountability partner' that I meet
Your tips, and blog are relatable and helpful, and I truly appreciate
that you share the resources at no cost.